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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 17750 comments Mod
Hi Meg,

If you click on "edit" on your posts, you can copy your text with the links and then paste it into a post here. I do it all the time. '-)


Heather


message 2: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments Oh wow, thx! I'll work on that this week. =)


message 3: by Meg (last edited Nov 17, 2017 12:13AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments Read Around the USA (listed titles completed)

Alabama - Anne George - Murder on a Girls' Night Out
Alaska - Wendy Meadows - The Snowman Killer
Arizona - Ann Charles - The Wild Turkey Tango
Arkansas - Nancy Haddock - Basket Case
California - Laura Levine - Last Writes
Colorado - Diane Mott Davidson - The Whole Enchilada
Connecticut - Annette Blair - A Veiled Deception
Delaware
District of Columbia - Julie Moffett - No One Lives Twice
Florida - Deborah Brown - Kidnapped in Paradise
Georgia - Susan Furlong - Peaches and Scream
Hawaii - Leslie Langtry - Ukulele Murder
Idaho - Debra Burroughs - The Chain of Lies
Illinois - Terri Reid - Loose Ends
Indiana - Kate Collins - Acts of Violets
Iowa - Barbara Allan - Antiques Disposal
Kansas - Earlene Fowler - Kansas Troubles
Kentucky - Abigail Keam - Death by Bridle
Louisiana - Jana Deleon - Lethal Bayou Beauty
Maine - Barbara Ross - Clammed Up
Maryland - Laura Lippman - Baltimore Blues
Massachusetts - Harper Lin - Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder
Michigan - Dawn Eastman - Pall in the Family
Minnesota - Joanne Fluke - Wedding Cake Murder
Mississippi - Virginia Brown - Dixie Divas
Missouri - Elaine Viets - Dying in Style
Montana - Rae Davis - Loose Screw
Nebraska - Mary Nealy - Bury the Lead
Nevada - Stephanie Caffrey - Diva Las Vegas
New Hampshire - Delia James - A Familiar Tail
New Jersey - Janet Evanovich - Top Secret Twenty-One
New Mexico - Connie Shelton - Sweet's Sweets
New York - Cleo Coyle - Billionaire Blend
North Carolina - Ellery Adams - A Deadly Cliché
North Dakota
Ohio - Nina Quinn - A Hoe Lot of Trouble
Oklahoma - Carolyn G Hart - Ghost Gone Wild
Oregon - Carolyn L. Dean - Bed, Breakfast and Bones
Pennsylvania - Nancy Martin - Murder Melts in Your Mouth
Rhode Island - Alice Kimberly - The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion
South Carolina - Susan M. Boyer - Lowcountry Bombshell
South Dakota - Ann Charles - A Wild Fright in Deadwood
Tennessee - Jenna Bennett - A Cutthroat Business
Texas - Diane Vallere - Pillow Stalk
Utah - Paige Shelton - To Helvetica and Back
Vermont - Ritter Ames - Organized for Murder
Virginia - Donna Andrews - Lord of the Wings
Washington - Deborah Donnelly - Bride and Doom
West Virginia - Helen Haught Fanick - Moon Signs
Wisconsin - Sandra Balzo - Uncommon Grounds
Wyoming - Deborah Garner - Above the Bridge


message 4: by Meg (last edited Oct 21, 2017 08:40PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments October 2017 Serial Reading Challenge (CMC group)

Tourist Trap by Lynn Cahoon
Killer Run (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #5) by Lynn Cahoon Done 3.5*
Murder on Wheels (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #6) by Lynn Cahoon Done 3.5*


message 5: by Meg (last edited Oct 31, 2017 11:42AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge (CMC group)
Duration: Open-ended
Starti any time after September 1st

Capital Offense #2: Twelve books in a single chain of evidence

1. Dawn Eastman - Be Careful What You Witch For
Clue = Failed Epipen
2. Karen MacInerney - Deadly Brew
Clue = Death at a fundraiser
3. Lynn Cahoon - Killer Run
Clue = MC has a very managing aunt
4. Amanda M. Lee - Make A Witch: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy
Clue = MC is small town newspaper editor
5. Mary Nealy - Bury the Lead
Clue = Inherit run-down house

Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman Deadly Brew (Dewberry Farm Mysteries, #3) by Karen MacInerney Killer Run (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #5) by Lynn Cahoon Make A Witch A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy by Amanda M. Lee Bury the Lead


Capital Offense #1: Twelve books in a single chain of evidence

1. Murder Most Witchy - Amanda M Lee
Clue = ghosts
2. Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys - Jennifer Fischetto
Clue = beach town setting
3. Murder on the Half Shell - Shawn Reilley Simmons
Clue = with film celebrities
4. Hollywood Secrets - Gemma Halliday
Clue = in L. A./Hollywood
5. Poison and Prejudice - Chelsea Field
Clue = missing girls
6. Stephanie Bond - In Deep Voodoo
Clue = set in Louisiana
7. Body on the Bayou - Ellen Byron
Clue = chief of police is a central character
8. Amy Vansant - Pineapple Lies
Clue = Author has same first name
9. Amy Boyles - Scared Witchless
Clue = MC is a witch
10. Raven Snow - Counterfeits and Cauldrons
Clue = business owner with detective bf
11. Deborah Brown - Lottery in Paradise
Clue = one of the MCs is a PI
12. Jamie Lee Scott - Let Us Prey

Murder Most Witchy (Wicked Witches of the Midwest #10) by Amanda M. Lee Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (Gianna Mancini Mysteries #1) by Jennifer Fischetto Murder on the Half Shell (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery, #2) by Shawn Reilly Simmons Hollywood Secrets (Hollywood Headlines, #2) by Gemma Halliday Poison and Prejudice (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery #4) by Chelsea Field In Deep Voodoo (Voodoo in Mojo, #1) by Stephanie Bond Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) by Ellen Byron Pineapple Lies (Pineapple Port Mystery #1) by Amy Vansant Scared Witchless (Bless Your Witch Book One) by Amy Boyles Counterfeits and Cauldrons (Harper “Foxxy” Beck #6) by Raven Snow Lottery in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 11) by Deborah Brown Let Us Prey (Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries #1) by Jamie Lee Scott


message 6: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments SUMMER CHALLENGE
June 21, 2017 to Sept 21, 2017

Whoo hoo, thanks for another fun challenge to help knock down the TBR that I keep adding to! =o

I've added titles but may change some if the mood strikes...

S - Karen Rose Smith, Staged to Death done ****
W - Diane Vallere - With Vics You Get Eggroll done ****
I - Lynn Cahoon - If the Shoe Kills done ****
M - Sibel Hodge, Murder and Mai Tais done ****
M - Denise Swanson, Murder of a Bookstore Babe done 3.5***
I - Anna Snow, Illegally Blonde done ***
N - Rhys Bowen, Naughty in Nice done ****
G - Victoria Laurie, A Glimpse of Evil done 4.5****

S - Jayne Ann Krentz - Secret Sisters done ****
A - Joanne Pence - Add a Pinch of Murder: An Angie Friends Food Spirits Mystery done ****
N - Julie Moffett, No Woman Left Behind done *****
D - Cindy Sample, Dying for a Diamond done *****
A - Harper Lin, Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves done ****
L - Jennifer Fischetto - Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys done ****
S - Gina Lamanna - Shades of Pink done ***

B - G. A. McKevett - Bitter Sweets done ****
E - Deborah Brown - Executed in Paradise done *****
A - Amanda Quick - 'Til Death Do Us Part done ****
C - Sibel Hodge - Chocolate, Lies, and Murder done ***
H - Deborah Brown - Hurricane in Paradise done ****

Staged to Death (Caprice De Luca Mystery #1) by Karen Rose Smith With Vics You Get Eggroll (Mad for Mod Mystery, #3) by Diane Vallere If the Shoe Kills (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #3) by Lynn Cahoon Murder and Mai Tais (Danger Cove, #2) by Elizabeth Ashby Murder of a Bookstore Babe (Scumble River Mystery, #13) by Denise Swanson Illegally Blonde (Barb Jackson Mysteries Book 2) by Anna Snow Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5) by Rhys Bowen A Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye Mystery, #8) by Victoria Laurie Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz Add a Pinch of Murder An Angie Friends Food Spirits Mystery (Book 2) by Joanne Pence No Woman Left Behind (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #6) by Julie Moffett Dying for a Diamond (Laurel McKay Mysteries, #6) by Cindy Sample Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 5) by Harper Lin Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (Gianna Mancini Mysteries #1) by Jennifer Fischetto Shades of Pink (Lola Pink Mysteries #1) by Gina LaManna Bitter Sweets (A Savannah Reid Mystery, #2) by G.A. McKevett Executed in Paradise by Deborah Brown 'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick Chocolate, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox, #4) by Sibel Hodge Hurricane in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 10) by Deborah Brown


message 7: by Meg (last edited Nov 20, 2017 06:29PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments September 2017 Mini Challenge

1. September 5 is Be Late for Something Day... Read a book you’ve been putting off reading/finishing:

Gemma Halliday - Hollywood Secrets done 3.5*

2. September 17 is National Apple Dumpling Day and September 26 is Johnny Appleseed Day: Read a book set in New York:

Cleo Coyle - Dead to the Last Drop done ****

3. September 5 is Cheese Pizza Day, Sept 14 is National Cream-Filled Donut Day... Read a book that depicts junk food on the cover:

Heather Justesen - Brownies & Betrayal done ****

4. September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day: Read a book featuring a pirate, a parrot, or a boat — either in it or on the cover:

Barbara Ross - Boiled Over done ****

5. September 22 is Business Women's Day: Read a book in which the main character owns her own business:

Stephanie Bond - In Deep Voodoo done ****

Hollywood Secrets (Hollywood Headlines, #2) by Gemma Halliday Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery, #15) by Cleo Coyle Brownies & Betrayal (A Sweet Bites Mystery, #1) by Heather Justesen Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) by Barbara Ross In Deep Voodoo (Voodoo in Mojo, #1) by Stephanie Bond

October 2017 Mini-Challenge

National Vegetarian Month and World Vegetarian Day: Read a book with veggies on the cover:
Julia Buckley - The Big Chili done ****

National Scrapbook Month, and World Card Making Day:
Joanna Campbell Slan - Cut, Crop & Die done ****

Count Your Buttons Day (MC sews custom clothing):
Amy Boyles - Scared Witchless (Bless Your Witch) done ****

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day (pumpkins on cover):
Karen MacInerney - Deadly Brew done 3.5*

Increase Your Psychic Powers Day:
Dawn Eastman - Be Careful What You Witch For done ****

The Big Chili (Undercover Dish Mystery #1) by Julia Buckley Cut, Crop & Die (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #2) by Joanna Campbell Slan Scared Witchless (Bless Your Witch Book One) by Amy Boyles Deadly Brew (Dewberry Farm Mysteries, #3) by Karen MacInerney Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman


message 8: by Meg (last edited Oct 17, 2017 06:57PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments September 2017 Serial Reading Challenge (CMC group)

Shawn Reilly Simmons - Red Carpet Mystery
Murder on a Silver Platter (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery, #1) by Shawn Reilly Simmons ****
Murder on the Half Shell (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery, #2) by Shawn Reilly Simmons ****


message 9: by Meg (last edited Nov 17, 2017 12:06AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments Mount TBR 2017
Goal: El Toro, 75 books

Read in 2017, acquired 2016 or earlier, not in true reading order as I tend(ed) to post reads in chunks:

1. Jennie Marts - Tangled Up In Tuesday
2. Jerrilyn Farmer - Dim Sum Dead
3. Angela Pepper - Death of a Crafty Knitter
4. Julie Moffett - No Place Like Rome
5. Georgette Heyer - Bath Tangle
6. Camilla Chafer - Who Glares Wins
7. Diane Mott Davidson - The Whole Enchilada
8. Jayne Ann Krentz - The Scargill Cove Case Files
9. Terri Reid - Loose Ends
10. Terri Reid - Good Tidings
11. Terri Reid - Never Forgotten
12. Terri Reid - Darkness Exposed
13. Terri Reid - Final Call
14. Jo Dereske - Bookmarked to Die
15. Pamela Fagan Hutchins - Saving Grace
16. Georgette Heyer - Regency Buck
17. Norah Wilson - Family Jewels
18. Harper Lin - Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse
19. Harper Lin - Killer Christmas
20. Kathy Daley - Romeow and Juliet
21. Sherban Young - Opportunity Slips
22. Charlaine Harris - Real Murders
23. H Y Hanna - All-Butter ShortDead
24. Annie Adams - The Final Arrangement
25. Debra Burroughs - The Chain of Lies
26. Angela Pepper - Death of a Dapper Snowman
27. Barbra Annino - Opal Fire
28. Barbra Annino - Bloodstone
29. Lorraine Heath - She Tempts the Duke
30. Lori Foster - Don't Tempt Me
31. Connie Shelton - Sweets Galore
32. Gemma Halliday - Hollywood Scandals
33. Melanie Jackson - Murder by the Book
34. Julieanne MacLean - Married By Midnight
35. Mindy Klasky - Fly Me to the Moon
36. Anya Wylde - Seeking Philbert Woodbead
37. Jennie Marts - Just Another Maniac Monday
38. Angie Fox - Southern Spirits
39. Karen MacInerney - Murder on the Rocks
40. C. A. Larmer - A Note Before Dying
41. Vanessa Gray Bartal - Christmas Steele: Christmas Novella
42. Vanessa Gray Bartal - Wedding Day of Murder
43. Donna Andrews - Stork Raving Mad
44. Deborah Brown - Deception in Paradise
45. Julie Moffett - No Test for the Wicked
46. Julie Moffett - No Woman Left Behind
47. Debra Burroughs - The Heart of Lies
48. Traci Andrighetti - Limoncello Yellow
49. Camille Chafer - Who Glares Wins
50. Raven Snow - Shake Your Green Thing
51. Lynn Cahoon - Guidebook to Murder
52. Denise Swanson -Murder of a Bookstore Babe
53. Diane Vallere - Pillow Stalk
54. Joanne Fluke - Wedding Cake Murder
55. Camilla Chafer - Shock and Awesome
56. Camilla Chafer - Command Indecision
57. Joanne Pence - One O'Clock Hustle
58. Gemma Haliday - Hollywood Secrets
59. Sibel Hodge - Chocolate, Lies, and Murder
60. Stephanie Bond - In Deep Voodoo
61. Heather Justesen - Brownies & Betrayal
62. Catherine Coulter - The Valcourt Heiress
63. Traci Andrighetti - Rosolio Red
64. Traci Andrighetti - Prosecco Pink
65. Jamie Lee Scott - Let Us Prey
66. Ritter Ames - Organized for Murder
67. Joanna Campbell Slan - Cut, Crop & Die
68. Leslie Langtry - Ukulele Murder (Aloha Lagoon)
69. Leonie Gant - Not Famous in Hollywood
70. Connie Shelton - Stardom Can Be Murder
71. Connie Shelton - Phantoms Can be Murder
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message 10: by Meg (last edited Oct 20, 2017 08:38AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments Cruising Through the Cozies
Ends 12-31-2017
Super Sleuth - 40 books+

Culinary
1. Joanne Fluke - Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen) ****
2. Connie Shelton - Sweets Galore (Sweet's Sweets) ****

Animal related
1. Sparkle Abbey - Fifty Shades of Greyhound (Pampered Pets) ****
2. Sparkle Abbey - Downton Tabby (Pampered Pets) ****

Craft related (any kind of hobbies)
1. Gin Jones/Elizabeth Ashley - Four-Patch of Trouble (Danger Cove) 3.5***
2. Mary Marks - Forget Me Knot ****

Paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
1. Angie Fox - Southern Spirits (Southern Spirits) *****
2. Raven Snow - Shake Your Green Thing (Harper Foxxy Beck) ****

British cozy mysteries
1. Rhys Bowen - Royal Flush (Her Royal Spyness) ****
2.Amanda Quick - The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society) ****

Career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
1. Gemma Halliday - Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines) ****
2. Julie Moffett No Biz Like Showbiz (Lexi Carmichael) ****

Holiday based
1.
2.

Travel mystery
1. Maddy Hunter - From Bad to Wurst (Passport to Peril) ****
2. Maddy Hunter - Bonnie of Evidence *****

Historical mystery
1. T. E. Kinsey - A Quiet Life in the Country (Lady Hardcastle Mystery) ****
2. T. E. Kinsey - In The Market For Murder (Lady Hardcastle Mystery) ****

Your choice (freebie!)
1. Donna Andrews - Lord of the Wings (Meg Langslow) ****
2. Joyce Tremel - To Brew or Not to Brew (Brewing Trouble) ****

Additional 20:
1. Melanie Jackson - Murder by the Book (Chloe Boston) ****
2. Jennifer Marts - Just Another Maniac Monday (Page Turners) ****
3. Connie Shelton - Sweets, Begorra (Sweet's Sweets) ****
4. Paula Boyd - Killer Moves (Jolene Jackson) ****
5. Cindy Blackburn - Five Spot (Paradise Florida Keys) ****
7. Kennedy Chase - Murder in the Mine (Harley Hill) ****
8. Carolyn Dean - Bed, Breakfast and Bones (Ravenwood Cove) ***
9. Deborah Brown - Revenge in Paradise (Paradise Florida Keys) ****
10. Rhys Bowen - Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness) ****
11. Harper Lin - Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe) ****
12. Susan Furlong - Peaches and Scream (Georgia Peach Mystery) ****
13. Laura Levine - Killing Cupid (Jaine Austen Mystery) ****
14. Dawn Eastman - Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune) ****
15. Chelsea Field - Eat, Pray, Die (Eat, Pray, Die) ****
16. Maddie Day - Flipped for Murder ****
17. Karen MacInerney - Murder on the Rocks ****
18. Raven Snow - Murder on the Dance Floor ****
19. Chelsea Field - Poison and Prejudice ****
20. Amanda M. Lee - Landon Calling 3.5* (light on mystery)

Extra reads (with some used for Read the USA or Follow the Clues)
21. Ellen Byron - Body on the Bayou *****
22. Delia James - A Familiar Tail ****
23. Helen Haught Fanick - Moon Signs 3.5*
24. Earlene Fowler - Kansas Troubles (Benni Harper) ****
25. Carolyn G. Hart - Ghost Gone Wild 3.5*
26. Angie Fox - A Ghostly Gift (short story) ****
27. Angie Fox - Ghost of a Chance (short story) ****
28. Raven Snow - Counterfeits and Cauldrons ****

Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #19) by Joanne Fluke Sweets Galore (Samantha Sweet #6) by Connie Shelton Fifty Shades of Greyhound (Pampered Pets Mystery #5) by Sparkle Abbey Downton Tabby (Pampered Pets Mystery #7) by Sparkle Abbey Four-Patch of Trouble (Danger Cove, #4) by Elizabeth Ashby Forget Me Knot (A Quilting Mystery, #1) by Mary Marks Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1) by Angie Fox Shake Your Green Thing (Harper "Foxxy" Beck #2) by Raven Snow Royal Flush (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #3) by Rhys Bowen The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society, #6) by Amanda Quick Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines, #1) by Gemma Halliday No Biz Like Showbiz (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #4) by Julie Moffett From Bad to Wurst (Passport to Peril #10) by Maddy Hunter Bonnie of Evidence (Passport to Peril, #8) by Maddy Hunter A Quiet Life in the Country (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #1) by T E Kinsey In The Market For Murder (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #2) by T E Kinsey Lord of the Wings (Meg Langslow, #19) by Donna Andrews To Brew or Not to Brew (Brewing Trouble, #1) by Joyce Tremel Murder by the Book (A Chloe Boston Mystery, #15) by Melanie Jackson Just Another Maniac Monday (Page Turners, #3) by Jennie Marts Sweets, Begorra (Samantha Sweet #7) by Connie Shelton Killer Moves (The Jolene Jackson Mystery Series #4) by Paula Boyd ] Five Spot (Cue Ball Mysteries, #5) by Cindy Blackburn Greed in Paradise (Paradise, #5) by Deborah Brown Murder in the Mine (Harley Hill Mysteries #6) by Kennedy Chase Bed, Breakfast and Bones (Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery #1) by Carolyn L. Dean Revenge in Paradise (Paradise, #6) by Deborah Brown Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #4) by Rhys Bowen Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) by Harper Lin Peaches and Scream (Georgia Peach Mystery, #1) by Susan Furlong Killing Cupid (A Jaine Austen Mystery #12) by Laura Levine Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman Eat, Pray, Die (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #1) by Chelsea Field Flipped for Murder (Country Store Mysteries, #1) by Maddie Day Murder on the Rocks (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #1) by Karen MacInerney Murder on the Dance Floor (Harper “Foxxy” Beck #5) by Raven Snow Poison and Prejudice (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery #4) by Chelsea Field Landon Calling (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short) by Amanda M. Lee Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) by Ellen Byron A Familiar Tail (Witch's Cat Mystery, #1) by Delia James Moon Signs (Moon Mystery #1) by Helen Haught Fanick Kansas Troubles (Benni Harper, #3) by Earlene Fowler Ghost Gone Wild (Bailey Ruth, #4) by Carolyn G. Hart A Ghostly Gift (Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries, #1.5) by Angie Fox Ghost of a Chance (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #2.5) by Angie Fox Counterfeits and Cauldrons (Harper “Foxxy” Beck #6) by Raven Snow


message 11: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments November 2017 Mini Challenges - DONE

1. Read a book that involves a cemetery, grave, tombstone, or bones/skeletons — or depicts one on the cover:

Kathi Daley - Halloween in Paradise (TJ Jensen) done****

2. Read a book ABOUT books. That could involve a bookstore, library, restorer, collector, book group, or writer:

Paige Shelton - To Helvetica and Back (book restoration) (Dangerous Type Mystery) done****

3. Read a book that features someone serving their country such as a soldier or army nurse, a veteran, or which is set during a war (real or fictional):

Sherry Harris - Tagged for Death (Garage Sale Mystery) done****

4. Read a book set in a country other than your own:

M.C. Beaton - There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin) done****

5. Read a book that shows some sort of transportation on the cover that does not fly (Bicycle, Boat, Bus, Car, Horse, Scooter, Sleigh, Train):

Jenna Bennett - Dirty Deeds: Savannah Martin Mystery #9 done****

Halloween in Paradise (Tj Jensen Mystery #6) by Kathi Daley To Helvetica and Back (A Dangerous Type Mystery, #1) by Paige Shelton Tagged for Death (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, 1) by Sherry Harris There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin, #20) by M.C. Beaton Dirty Deeds Savannah Martin Mystery #9 by Jenna Bennett

November 2017 Serial Reading Challenge

Connie Shelton - Charlie Parker

Stardom Can Be Murder done****

Phantoms Can be Murder done*****

Stardom Can Be Murder (Charlie Parker #12) by Connie Shelton Phantoms Can be Murder (Charlie Parker #13) by Connie Shelton


Autumn 2017 Challenge
September 22 to December 20

H - Angie Fox - The Haunted Heist done 4.5****
A - Jenna Bennett - Adverse Possession #11
L - Deborah Brown - Lottery in Paradise done *****
L - Jamie Lee Scott - Let Us Prey done ****
O - Ritter Ames - Organized for Murder done ****
W - Juliette Harper - Witch at Heart
E - Sara Rosett - Elusive
E - Vicky Delaney - Elementary, She Read
N - Maddy Hunter - Norway to Hide done ****

P - Sherri Bryan - Pumpkins, Peril and a Paella done ****
U - Leslie Langtry - Ukulele Deadly done ****
M - Laura Levine - Murder Has Nine Lives done ****
P - Amy Vansant - Pineapple Lies done ****
K - Rhonda Pollero - Knock Off done ****
I - Fiona Quinn - If You See Kay Run Vanessa Gray Bartal - Icy Grip of Murderdone
N - Leonie Gant - Not Famous in Hollywood done ****
S - Junie Coffey - Sunbaked

M - Leslie Langtry - Merit Badge Murder done****
U - Jenna Bennett - Unfinished Business
M - Krista Davis - Murder, She Barked 4.5****
M - Amanda M. Lee - Make A Witch: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy done ****
Y - Juliette Harper - You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet done ****

The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #3) by Angie Fox Adverse Possession (Savannah Martin Mysteries Book 11) by Jenna Bennett Lottery in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 11) by Deborah Brown Let Us Prey (Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries #1) by Jamie Lee Scott Organized for Murder (Organized, #1) by Ritter Ames Witch at Heart (Jinx Hamilton Mystery #1) by Juliette Harper Elusive (On The Run, #1) by Sara Rosett ] Elementary, She Read (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany Norway to Hide (Passport to Peril, #6) by Maddy Hunter Pumpkins, Peril and a Paella (Charlotte Denver #4) by Sherri Bryan Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #7) by Leslie Langtry Murder Has Nine Lives (A Jaine Austen Mystery #14) by Laura Levine Pineapple Lies (Pineapple Port Mystery #1) by Amy Vansant Knock Off (A Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery, #1) by Rhonda Pollero Icy Grip of Murder (A Lacy Steele Mystery Book 7) by Vanessa Gray Bartal Not Famous in Hollywood by Leonie Gant Sunbaked by Junie Coffey Merit Badge Murder (Merry Wrath, #1) by Leslie Langtry Unfinished Business (A Savannah Martin Mystery, #10) by Jenna Bennett Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis Make A Witch A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy by Amanda M. Lee You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet (A Study Club Cozy Murder Mystery #1) by Juliette Harper


message 12: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments ***CMC Holiday Challenge***
November 2017 to January 31, 2018
No minimum required

November

[• Child Safety Protection Month – Read a mystery with a child 10 or younger]

• National Novel Writing Month – Read a mystery with a MC who is an author, or works with authors.

---Buckley, A Dark and Stormy Murder OR Wilcox, Verity Long

[1st All Saint's Day – Read a mystery with a main or secondary character who is involved in religion, or there is a church service in the book.]

2nd All Soul's Day – Read a mystery with a ghost or a main or secondary character who can see and/or communicate with ghosts.

---Emrick, Ghost Story or Angie Fox, Dead Homes and Gardens

4th Book Lovers Day – Read a mystery of your choice.

---Karen MacInerney - Dead and Berried

[4th King Tut Day – Read a historical fiction mystery.]

12th Chicken Soup for the Soul Day – Read a mystery that features comfort food.

13th Sadie Hawkins Day – Read a mystery with a male MC.

---Bayer, The Way the Rhubard Crumbles

[17th Take A Hike Day - – Read a mystery that involves outdoor sports or hiking/camping.]

18th Occult Day – Read a mystery with a witch, vampire, or werewolf as a main or secondary character.

19th Have a Bad Day Day – Read a mystery with an MC who has suffered a bad day (cheating spouse/SO, loses job, death of close family member).

21st False Confession Day – Read a mystery where the MC is accused of committing a crime.

23rd National Espresso Day – Read a mystery where a business owned by or frequented by a MC involves a beverage.

23rd Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful. Have a Thanksgiving tradition? Read a mystery that relates to it.

---Daley, The Trouble With Turkeys

December

5th Repeal Day - The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition. I'll drink to that! Read a mystery with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

---Zanna Mackenzie - Holiday Heist (use cover with champagne)

8th National Brownie Day – Read a mystery with a MC who makes sweets.

---Jenn McKinlay, Sprinkle with Murder (or find a Christmas book)

9th National Pastry Day – Read a mystery with a pastry or bread on the cover.

12th Channukah/Hanukka – Read a mystery with a candle on the cover.

14th International Monkey Day – Read a mystery that features a veterinarian or an animal other than a cat or dog.

---Karen MacInerney - Mistletoe Murder (Dewberry)

21st Winter Solstice – Read a mystery that takes place in the winter.

---Vicki Delany - Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

23rd Festivus – Read a mystery with a nonreligious holiday.

25th Christmas Day – Read a mystery with a religious holiday.

---one of the December orders here

26th Boxing Day – Read a mystery where the MC is trying to prove someone other than themselves is innocent.

26th Kwanzaa 26th through Jan 1 – Read a mystery where the cover, or the title, is mainly black, red, or green.

---Harper Lin, Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks

January

National Hobby Month - Read a mystery with a hobby theme.

1st New Year's Day - Read a mystery where the MC is making a new start.

3rd Fruitcake Toss Day - Read a mystery with a quirky character.

10th - National Take the Stairs Day - Read a mystery with a healthy theme (exercise, diet, appearance).

10th Houseplant Appreciation Day - Read a mystery with a plant theme (gardener, nursery worker or owner, landscaper).

13th Friday the 13th - Read a mystery with a number in the title.

14th Dress Up Your Pet Day - Read a mystery with a dog, cat, or bird as a pet.

15th Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - Read a mystery with an African American main or secondary character.

26th Spouse's Day - Read a mystery where the MC is married.

28th Fun at Work Day - Read a mystery where the MC has a job you think would be fun to have.

29th National Puzzle Day - Read a mystery that has to do with games or puzzles (cards, board, crossword - not sports).


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Meg (makeli2) | 1518 comments ***The Challenge Factory***

*Movember fun run in London's Greenwich Park*
*November 1 - 30, 2017*
(Books must be at least 200 pages)

To complete this race, you must read a book for 3 areas of the park.

Pavilion Tea Rooms - read a book where the mc drinks tea:
---Teresa Morgan - Meet Me at Wisteria Cottage?

Royal Observatory - read a book with stars or a moon on the cover
sundial - read a book where time is important
boating lake - read a book where time is spent on a boat
Captain Cook statue - read a book with a James or Jamie in it

King William VI statue - read a book with a title that starts with a 'V' or 'I': Vanessa ------Bartal - Icy Grip of Murder - DONE

Conduit House - read a book where the mc goes underground
Groom's Hill gate - read a book with a wedding in it
Old Reservoir - read a historical novel
Ornamental Fountain - read a book with a fancy cover
Bandstand - read a book where someone plays an instrument
Flower Garden - read a book with a flower on the cover
Ranger's Field - read a book where traveling is involved
Deer Park - read a book where someone is hunted
Remains of Roman Shrine - read the last of a trilogy or series
Maze Hill gate - read a book where the mc gets confused
Blackheath Lodge - read a book with a lot of black on the cover

Cockpit Steps - read a book where the mc travels by airplane:
---Junie Coffey - Sunbaked

One Tree Hill - read a book with a tree on the cover

Anglo Saxon Tumuli - read a book where the mc goes to a cemetery
---Connie Shelton - Phantoms Can be Murder - DONE

Tennis Courts - read a book where the mc plays a sport for fun or professionally


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***The Challenge Factory
*By the Numbers-November Edition
*Duration: 11/1/2017 - 11/30/2017
*No minimum

Eleventh book in a series
Author's Eleventh Book
Eleventh Book on your TBR pile

A book published in November 2017:
Nicole Leiren - Deadly Dirty Martinis (Danger Cove)

* A book published in 2011:
Jacqueline Diamond - A Lady of Letters

The eleventh book you purchase in this month:
Read a book for the eleventh time
The eleventh book that is recommended to you
The eleventh book you loved this month
A book with the number 11 on the cover or the word Eleven in the title
A book published on the eleventh of the month in any month and year

*A book with title or author name that starts with the eleventh letter of the alphabet Jayne Ann Krentz - When All The Girls Have Gone

A book with an 11 word title
A book that you finish on the 11th

A book with an 11 letter word in the title OR Author's First/Last Name: Charlotte Fallowfield - Never The Bride (Dilbury Village #1)

*A book with a page count that has an 11 anywhere in it
Julie Carobini - The Christmas Thief (111 pgs)


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